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Old 3rd February 2014, 20:26
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Is it a fixed or variable pitch prop?
Is it really possible to have a variable pitch clothes line prop? Geoff.
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Old 3rd February 2014, 21:42
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You may need to weld that multi adjustable vernier extending mop handle in place to help you get in and out.
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Old 3rd February 2014, 22:33
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If I don't finish the build soon. I'm gonna need a bloody crane to get in and out I think!
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Old 4th February 2014, 21:08
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If I don't finish the build soon. I'm gonna need a bloody crane to get in and out I think!
Have you been living off takeaways like?
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Old 4th February 2014, 21:58
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Divent be daft man!
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Old 5th February 2014, 17:06
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Default Screen saga

I spent more time trying to work out how to make the Moggie screen fit my car.

As usual more butchery was involved, and more will be needed I think.

I still have not done any more welding, as I need to know what needs welding to what, and that is proving very complexly difficult.
However, it is only a matter of time and it will come together.
Here are more pictures showing the slow, but definite progress:

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Old 6th February 2014, 07:17
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I would have moved the screen with its frame further back and would have done the changes in the center of the bonnet i.e. closing the gap between bonnet and windscreen frame ;-)

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Old 6th February 2014, 07:56
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Now you tell me! :-)
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Old 6th February 2014, 13:14
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Scottie - I know this is a key part of the build for you, so I hope you can sort it all out.

Obviously I have absolutely no idea what to suggest.

So I'll just wish you good luck instead, Paul.
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Old 6th February 2014, 16:34
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Thanks Paul,

now there's two of us with no idea at all!!

Nah! It'll come right in the end!
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Old 7th February 2014, 13:44
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Default Screen

Today was a bright sunny day here in Hereford, so I took the day off!

No, just kidding!

I put three hours in on the screen, and now feel I am on top of it at last.

Sometimes I think it needs the bright light of the sun to really see what you are doing and get things right, today was that day.

Looking at the last picture, I think even the unbelievers must be waivering now!

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Old 7th February 2014, 17:09
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Well done marra
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Old 10th February 2014, 18:31
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Top man . had every confidence.
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Old 10th February 2014, 19:01
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Default Hood

I put a whole days work in today, and was pleased with the result.

At the same time as sorting out the screen, I am trying to do the hood as well.

I fabricated the new hood brackets, and put them in the car.

I have stripped the Spitfire hood down and used some of the bits to make two hood hoops, which I also have bolted into the car.

I cut the rear part of the hood material in half as its easier to work with that way. Hopefully I will restitch it back together later if it goes all to plan.

At the moment, I think I can make a good hood out of what is left of the original one, which is in remarkably good condition.

The most difficult bit will be trying to mate up the Spit font hood frame

with the moggie screen.

I'm dreading it, it may not be do-able, but I'll either completely wreck it or make it fit!

If the curves don't match, it will be wrecked, right now I'm not sure about it and that is a bad sign!

Oh, I almost forgot, I did more welding on the screen at the passengers side, I AM getting there.

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Old 10th February 2014, 19:17
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Buy lots of this and fill the gap?

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Old 10th February 2014, 19:26
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Old 10th February 2014, 21:23
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Default Front Rail

is it possible to bend 2 pieces of steel to the correct shape and just transfer the actual fixing parts (locator and locks) accross, suspect it may be simpler that way.
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Old 10th February 2014, 21:29
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If I cannot somehow make the two curves match, that will be my final attempt I think Ozzie!
It won't look so neat, but if it works I may end up doing that.
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Old 11th February 2014, 17:16
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Default XKSS windscreen



Carried on welding the screen today, and at last it will sit in place without the need for any bracing.

Sure it will need finishing, and some way of fixing the soft top on to it, but

the hard crunch work is now done.

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Old 11th February 2014, 20:04
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Brilliant work... windscreen wiper...s?
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